James Carl Burr Jr., 88, of White Sulphur Springs, WV, went home to his Lord on Saturday, January 4, 2020, at the Peyton Hospice House in Fairlea, WV.
James was born on September 5, 1931, in White Sulphur Springs, and was the son of James Carl and Ruth Thompson Burr Sr.
He was a graduate of White Sulphur Springs High School, Greenbrier Military School, and a graduate from West Virginia University with a Bachelor’s degree. While a student at WVU, he was a member of the Kappa Alpha Fraternity. James was a U.S. Army veteran, the owner and operator of Burr Service Station for 42 years, past president and a Paul Harris Fellow with the White Sulphur Springs Rotary Club, and a master mason with the Allegheny Lodge # 136. James was a member of the Emmanuel United Methodist Church, where he held various offices.
Other than his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant sister.
Those left to cherish his fond memories are his wife of 65 years, Anita L. “Kitten” Schooley Burr; daughters, Ruth B. Miller (R. J.) and Anita B. Butts (Donald); son, James C. Burr III (Cathy); brother, Charles Burr (Shelva), all of White Sulphur Springs; grandchildren, Robert James Miller (Melissa), Charles Clifton Miller (Kathy), Joseph Ryan Miller (Christina), Lt. James C. Burr IV, M.D. (Dr. Kennedy), Margaret O. Butts, and Allison L. Butts; six great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson.
James’ service will be on Saturday, January 11, 2020, at 11 a.m. at the Emmanuel United Methodist Church with Pastors Steve Grimes, Stewart Farley, and Bobby McClintic officiating.
Interment will take place at the Rosewood Cemetery in Lewisburg, WV, following a meal at the church.
The family will receive their friends on Friday, January 10, 2020, at the church from 6-8 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be made to either Emmanuel United Methodist Church,136 Tressel St., White Sulphur Springs, WV 24986; Rhema Christian Center, 3584 Davis Stuart Rd., Lewisburg, WV 24901; or Peyton Hospice House, 1265 Maplewood Ave., Lewisburg, WV 24901.
Send online condolences by visiting www.WallaceandWallaceFH.com.
Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in White Sulphur Springs is in charge of arrangements.
Obituary originally published in the January 7, 2020, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.